Conflicting Reports On AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door 2

Will Ospreay makes his entrance as IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion at AEWxNJPW Forbidden Door 2022

The first ever AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door event took place on June 26th, 2022 at the United Center in Chicago.

The card featured a number of cross-promotion bouts and saw Jay White retain the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship, and Jon Moxley win the AEW Interim World Title with a victory over Hiroshi Tanahashi. The show was viewed as a success by a huge number of fans who praised the variety of stars and quality of wrestling on display.

This popularity led to calls for the event to become an annual tradition. AEW President Tony Khan even hinted that this was a possibility he wished to explore.

It now appears that a second event under the Forbidden Door banner is in the works, although there are conflicting reports about when it will actually take place. According to Spectrum Cable’s listings, the event is scheduled for Saturday, June 23, 2023.

However, WRKD Wrestling has reported that the show will take place a day later on Sunday, June, 24th.

Tony Khan Makes Two Announcements On AEW Dynamite

Heading into the February 22nd edition of AEW Dynamite it was revealed that Tony Khan would be making an “important announcement.” In the run-up to the show, some fans believed this would be related to a second Forbidden Door event, with Khan recently hinting that news on the show could be coming soon.

However, on the show fans got two announcements for the price of one, via Adam Cole, and neither concerned Forbidden Door. Instead, it was revealed that Adam Cole will be returning to the ring next month and AEW will be launching a new reality TV show.